Arsenal 1 Manchester City 1

Watched a full English Premier league match after such a long long time. Due to my stupid cable tv provider not giving us the proper sports channels, I haven’t watched a football match on tv in well over a year. But with my new Reliance connection I can stream matches on me laptop. Last night I sat to watch Arsenal vs defending champions Manchester City. Arsenal bossed the midfield battle early on, with Ramsey and Mikel Arteta pulling the strings. It was Arteta’s Spanish compatriot Cazorla, however, who really caught the eye.

The home side’s goal was straightforward; Silva’s 40th-minute corner was headed in by Lescott as Koscielny and Lukas Podolski stood by and Mannone came and missed. Captain Thomas Vermaelen, absent with flu, may just have made the difference. Arsenal were far from finished, however, as City retreated deeper and deeper, happy to strike from distance. Cazorla drew a stunning save from Hart with a shot that appeared destined for the top corner. But Arsenal were not denied for long, finally getting their reward as Laurent Koscielny found the net with a thunderous shot after City had failed to clear the resulting corner.

Arsenal maintain an unbeaten start but have only 9 points in 5 games and sit at 5th.

RIP Surendranatha Thilakan

Veteran Malayalam movie actor Thilakan has passed away early this morning at the age of 74. Surendranatha Thilakan, known mostly as just Thilakan, was an Indian film and stage actor who has starred in over 200 Malayalam films. Thilakan is regarded as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema known for excelling in character roles.

Thilakan was admitted to a hospital at Thrissur on August 21st 2012 after he collapsed during the shooting of a new film. He was then shifted to KIMS hospital, Trivandrum and was in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks. Besides having cardiac problems, Thilakan was suffering from pneumonia. The actor had been put on ventilator since then. Thilakan passed away on September 24,2012 at 3:30 IST from complications resulting from his health problems.

RIP Thilakan (15 July 1938- 24 September 2012)